Central Illinois Business Magazine
40 under 40 Winner
Shandra Summerville, 38
Community involvement: Urbana schools TALKS mentor; Canaan’s Women’s Safe House steering committee; Champaign County NAACP executive committee; participant in United Way of Champaign County’s Emerging Community Leaders program; 2010 eBlack CU Difference Maker; Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Inc.; National Federation of Families for Children’s Mental Health; Walk as ONE Community Coalition; active member of Canaan Baptist Church.
Proudest professional accomplishment: I was accepted into the Georgetown University Leadership Academy to Address Disparities in Mental Health Care.
Important professional lesson: Never burn bridges. You may have to cross them again.
A word from the nominator: “She is an outstanding leader. She also is committed to community service. She strives to give back in all that she does and always with a smile.” — Christopher Hamb, owner of Chrisp Media LLC and friend of the nominee
(Central Illinois Business Magazine November Issue)